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    2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SEL CVT Sedan - Test Drive, Tour, and Review (YouTube)



    Here's a detailed "non-professional" review of a top spec G4 sedan.

    The interesting thing about this is the reviewer is a former Nissan Micra owner -- those of you who follow the monthly stats know that the Micra regularly eats the Mirage's lunch in Canada, with about 3x to 4x the monthly sales.

    It's a very level-headed look at the car.

    About the engine:

    I was impressed by how smooth it was for a 3 banger. There was no vibration feedback in the steering wheel, pedals or shifter. I could feel a tiny bit of vibration in the seats though, especially at idle and especially when the A/C compressor/pump was engaged.

    But it wasn't much louder than the HR16DE Micra engine, in fact I think it may have been quieter in the lower rpms. Both engines make a lot of noise at high rpms though. But if you didn't know any better, driving around in the Mirage you wouldn't even notice it's a 3cyl.
    And overall:

    Anyway in conclusion, the Mirage isn't as bad as journalists like to say it is. It's a cheap car. So is the Micra. With either car you get what you pay for. If you want tech and features, a smooth ride over bumps, and enormous fuel economy, you will buy the Mirage. If you prefer better styling/looks, driving dynamics and power, and don't care for gas mileage or tech/features you will buy the Micra.



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    Yeah I actually agree. I wouldn't know it's a 3 just driving around. No one does until I tell them and most ppl don't even know a 3cyl exists haha.
    I like the mean lil sound the 3 banger produces

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    I like the sound of a triple too.

    most ppl don't even know a 3cyl exists haha.
    Which is funny, considering they're more widely available now in the U.S. than they have ever been. In the States you can now get triples in:

    Mirage
    Ford Fiesta
    Ford Focus
    Smart Fortwo
    BMW i8
    Mini

    And probaby some others I'm forgetting.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


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